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Chief Supply and Logistics, P-5, Erbil, Iraq

Erbil (Iraq)

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, manages the supply operations of a medium/large-sized country office. Responsible for planning, procurement, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes. Advises on matters of contracting.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, a fair chance...

UNICEF Iraq works with government and partners to strengthen the protective environment for the most vulnerable children and women, and to improve children’s access to education, safe water, sanitation, and health services. In 2017, UNICEF, along with partners, reached more than 1.4 million displaced people with life-saving water and hygiene services, helped to keep more than 25,000 displaced children learning, delivered psychosocial support services to nearly 200,000 children, and supported vaccination of more than 5.5 million children against polio.

There is still much to be done. We are working against a backdrop of violence and political instability, and mass displacement has affected millions of children and families. By the start of 2017 an estimated 11 million people were in need of some kind of humanitarian assistance, around half of them children.

Join our team and help us make sure every child has a champion.

How can you make a difference?

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Operations, manages the supply operations of a medium/large-sized country office. Responsible for planning, procurement, distribution and monitoring of UNICEF's supplies, in support of the Country Programmes.  Advises on matters of contracting.

  • Participates in the Country Programme strategy planning preview and reviews meetings and in the preparation of Plan of Operations and Plans of Action to advise on supply requirements. Develops Supply component of the Country Programme, including systems for storage and distribution of supplies to all project sites.
  • Responsible for logistics/supply planning through coordination with Operations/Programme Sections.  Provides technical advice on specifications supply and logistics arrangements facilitating efficient procurement, clearance, storage and distribution of supplies and equipment, in support of the country programme implementation.
  • Facilitate the establishment and maintenance of contacts with the Supply Division, Copenhagen on supply procurement and shipping policies.  Interprets and advises the country office on policies and procedures impacting on offshore and local procurement and delivery.  Maintains links with Copenhagen on transactional shipments, deliveries, claims and appropriateness of supplies.
  • Conducts market research, identifies and recommends potential local suppliers.  Maintains data on and evaluates local supply sources' overall performance, (competitive pricing, product quality and timely delivery).  Assesses supply operations and control mechanisms and advises on appropriate actions.
  • Manages the Supply Section, supervises staff in the preparation and implementation of the Section's workplan.
  • Oversees the overall preparation of appropriate documentation: CCFs, SLs, SCFs, and purchase orders, etc.
  • Facilitates the establishment and maintenance of a system of contact with customs and immigration authorities at national ports of entry on the clearance of UNICEF supplies, in keeping with established protocol.
  • Undertakes field visits to outposted project sites and sub-offices, to monitor supply inputs and proposes actions on improving logistical procedures.  Prepares trip reports for  the head-of-office.
  • Designs and conducts training for UNICEF's staff/consultants and counterparts in supply management, in order to improve supply delivery.
  • Ensures preparation of the VISION-generated supply status reports required for donor reports, budget reviews, programme analysis, annual reports, appeals, etc.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • Education: Advanced university degree in Business Administration, Management or a related technical field.
  • Experience: Ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and international levels in supply/logistics management, four years of which should be in developing countries.
  • Language: Fluency in English. Knowledge of local language and another UN languages is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

The technical competencies required for this post are….

Core Competencies (Required)

  • Communication [II]
  • Drive for Result [II]
  • Working with People [II]

Functional Competencies (Required)

  •  Applying Technical Expertise [II
  •  Adapting and Responding to Change [II]
  •  Deciding and Initiating Actions [II]
  •  Following Instructions and Procedures [II]
  •  Leading and Supervising [II]
  •  Planning and Organizing [II]

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

* The successful candidate for this emergency recruitment MUST be available to commence work within 31 days of receiving an offer.

* Please note that is a non-family duty station.

Employment is conditional upon receipt of medical clearance, any clearance required, the grant of a visa, and completion of any other pre-employment criteria that UNICEF may establish. Candidates may not be further considered or offers of employment may be withdrawn if these conditions are unlikely to be met before the date for commencement of service

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
  • Location: Erbil (Iraq)
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional - Internationally recruited position - Senior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Supply Chain
    • Logistics
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2018-07-22

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